Thursday, January 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Ima

Thursday, January 17, 2008.

On this day in history ..
Yahrtzeit of Rabbi Shalom Sharabi (1720-1777), known by the acronym of his name, Rashash. Sharabi was born in Yemen, and became the chief rabbi of Egypt, before finally settling in Israel. He was a master kabbalist, and his prayer book, Nehar Shalom, includes mystical meditations on various prayers and mitzvot. He is buried on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.

1890 - Soloman Mikhoels murdered
1926 - George Burns marries Gracie Allen
1944 - Korvet Violet sinks U-641 in Atlantic Ocean
1945 - Auschwitz concentration camp begins evacuation

Famous birthdays for this day ..
My mother, Barbara C. Goldsmith

Famous deaths for this day ..

1805 - Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil du Perron, French interpreter, dies at 73
1890 - Salomon Sulzer, composer, dies at 85
1995 - Isador Caplan, lawyer/Aldeburgh Festival pioneer, dies at 82

1 comment:

Janice said...

Hi. Just letting you know you've been tagged for the You Make My Day Award. Thanks for including me in your list of tagged blogs. Your blog is inspirational and educational! I'm amazed at all the beautiful work coming out of Israel. I wish I could touch. Thanks for posting pictures!